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The Dithedine

Recent Lore

Until recently, the Dithedine were simply known as the legendary inhabitants/keepers of the woods east of the Kingdom of the Black Hills and the Great Swamp. They were said to be a strange race of elves (most likely) that came to the woods and began a settlement. At an unknown time in the past the Dithedine disappeared.

Some speculate the Dithedine mated with the local wood or grey elves and the Keck are the descendants of that union.

True History

Long ago, Arawn, Celtic God of the Dead, created The Worm to inflict destruction upon the world once per Millennium. In response, Silvanus, Goibhnie, and other Gods created three Colossi. Each was tended & potentially awakened by its own tribe of helpers, known as the Dithedine.

The tribe’s Chieftain was the custodian of a Colossus’ “life spark”, which was typically bound in a weapon for safekeeping.

The Charter of the Dithedine were the spells / instructions needed to awaken the Colossus. One of the components of this spell is the Staff of the Archdruid. Both were guarded / interpreted / used by the Steward (typically a Druid).

The Dithedine of Bog

Chieftain: Clanom
Location of the Tribe’s Colossus’ life spark: a sword in Clanom’s possession
Primary Tribal Race (historic): Elves
Homeland: the woods & great swamp (aka a Bog) on the border of the Kingdom of the Black Hills
Location of the Charter: written on an obelisk in a valley near Waterford. Hopefully soon to be in the possession of Thefey, the Steward of the Staff of the Archdruid
Location of the Portal to the Colossus: an armor-filled pit in the woods

The Dithedine of Mafic

Chieftain: believed dead in Broinn na Máthar
Location of the Tribe’s Colossus’ Life-Spark: hopefully with the dead chieftain
Primary Tribal Race (historic): Dwarves
Homeland: unknown, but presumably in the mountains
Location of the Charter: unknown
Location of the Portal to the Colossus: unknown

The Dithedine of Tundra

Chieftain: unknown
Location of the Tribe’s Colossus’ Life-Spark: unknown
Primary Tribal Race (historic): Humans
Homeland: unknown, but presumably far north in the “land of white”
Location of the Charter: unknown
Location of the Portal to the Colossus: unknown

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